OBESITY BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Thomas F. Johnson

 

35.7

Percentage of obese adults in America.

 

26.7

Percentage of adults who consider themselves obese.

 

$147 billion

Total extra amount spent on healthcare annually for obesity-related illness.

 

$1,429

Extra cost, on average, that an obese person pays for medical bills each year.
0

Number of states with an obesity level of 30 percent or higher before 2000.

 

12
Number of states that currently have an obesity level of 30 percent or higher.

 

0

Number of states that currently have an obesity level below 20 percent.

 

50

Number of states with an obesity level below 20 percent in 1996.

 

24.3

Percentage of obese adults in Arizona.
Source:

cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

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